Monday, December 31, 2012

Manly Monday

My Manly Monday card this week is kind of for a younger male but I would probably still send this to an adult. The circle stamps are by Papertrey Ink and the sentiment stamp is from Hampton Arts Studio G. The ink is by Stampin Up and Tsukineko. The cardstock is from my stash and the patterned paper is by Making Memories. I used a Creative Memories punch to make the circle die cuts. 

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #26



The new challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe is all about ringing in the new year and therefore your theme is: 
Something new with chalk

For example a new baby, a new job, a new house, a new outlook, a new resolution, a new plan, new friend, new mate, etc. You must use chalk on your project and tell me where in your blog post. 

For my card today I used new baby as my something new. I made the background combining powdered chalk, Sky and Truely, with Buzz Magic Paint by Stamp N Plus. I used a cosmetic wedge to apply the paint and then swirled the chalk into the pain and on the paper. The cardstock is by Provo Craft (purple and blue) and Recollections (white). The ink for the stamps is by Hero Arts and Tsukineko. Button brads by Imaginsce and ribbon by The Paper Studio and Offray. I cut the die cut out using my Cricut and the Holday Tags and Frames by Creative Memories.


The paint creates such a beautiful sparkle when added with the powdered chalk. Check out Stamp N Plus's website for all the colors available to purchase.

The baby stamp is called stuffed animal border can be found HERE. The sentiment is one of many that can be found on a sheet of multiple sentiments. I've included some pictures below and if you would like to order this please call Luann for price and to place an order. 715-271-1873




Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stamp N Plus card

Morning to you all. I have this beautiful card to share today using stamps and metallic chalk by Stamp N Plus. The floral Blough stamp can be found HERE and the gold powdered chalk can be found HERE

I heat embossed the flourish image and applied gold metallic chalk directly to that side of the card. I love the way this one turned out. The flowers are from my stash, patterned paper by Provo Craft (very old) and the border is by Sizzix. The brad was plain white and I decided to add some Stickles to the top of it. I love sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by

Challenges:


Friday, December 28, 2012

Mr and Mrs

For this fun wedding card I heat embossed the background stamp by Hero Arts using a golden embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. The gold paper is from my stash, white cardstock by Recollections and off white label cardstock by Strathmore. Brads and pearl are by Making Memories, stamp by American Crafts, ink by Tsukineko, flower by Petaloo, embossing folder by Darice and die cut by Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Challenges:


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thinking of you

I hope I haven't posted this card yet. Sorry if I have. 

The cardstock is by Hobby Lobby, patterned paper is unknown, die cut and border by Spellbinders, flourish stamp by Stamp N Plus, sentiment stamp by Stampin Up, ink for both by Versa Mark, embossing powder by Stampendous, distress inks added to both stamped areas and the brad and twine are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges:


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Birthday greetings

I featured the upholstery fabric on my Manly Monday card. Here I die cut a piece for an added embellishment. 
The patterned paper and flower are by Recollections, flourish stamp by Stamp N Plus, sentiment stamp by Papertrey Ink,  Ink by Colorbox and die cuts by Spellbinders. Vellum is from the stash. The yellow paper is photo paper that I used alcohol inks on and then die cut it out. Fun look.

Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges:
Tip-Use upholstery fabric samples to add dimension and texture to your projects.
Plus it's recycling something that may have otherwise been thrown away. 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/-Sweet and simple Birthdays
I tried the die cutting the fabric as a new thing I have been wanting to try

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Santa

Santa came last night and we are busy with holiday gatherings. Wish I didn't have to work tomorrow. Oh well such is life. 
Patterned paper by DCWV and Anna Griffin and the rest is from my stash. In other words Idk where the rest of the stuff is from. Have a great Christmas.


Challenges:
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/-Twas the night before Christmas
Lots of old product from my stash on this card. The patterned papers, the Santa sticker and the Santa belt.
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/-All that glitters (Patterned papers have glitter on them)


Monday, December 24, 2012

Manly Monday

Real quick post for Manly Monday where I showcase a card for a guy.

I used stamps from Papertrey Ink, cardstock by Stampin Up and Melissa Frances, ink by Stampin Up, ticket from SEI and the fabric is an upholstery sample. 

Thanks for looking. 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chalk Ah Lot challenge continues...

The Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge for this two week period is snow with chalk. 

I made the following card using snowflake stamps by Stamp N Plus. I used them as the base of my background. I then took some Buzz magic paint and powdered chalk in a cosmetic wedge and swirled it on the white cardstock. Then I changed colors to add more interest and give myself another color to work with, I think the purple and blue compliment each other well. 

The ribbon on this card is by Offray (very old from my stash). The die cuts are from my Cricut cartridge Creative Memories Holiday frames and tags. The cardstock is from my stash. 

The blue snowflake is a recycled backing of a snowflake sticker by Martha Stewart. I used Ranger's alcohol inks to give it the blue/silver color and then mounted a snowflake sticker by Hobby Lobby on top of it. 

Be sure to stop by the Chalk-Ah-Lot blog to link up to this challenge. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Season's Greetings

I made this card using a stamp by Stamp N Plus. It is not on the website but you can order it by calling 715-271-1873. Luann would be happy to place your order. The sentiment stamp can be found HERE.
I colored the image in with my Copic markers and used some patterned paper by Echo Park and Cloud 9. 
The die cut was cut out using my Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge. The ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Cheer

I'm working on using up some stash this week with my Christmas cards. The background paper is by DCWV and the red sparkle paper is by MME. The flowers are by Prima and their centers are glittery stars by Making Memories. The stamp is new by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin Up and die cut by Spellbinders. I used distress ink around the edges of the background paper and used some old rick rack to finish it up. 
Thanks for looking. 


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Be Merry

A nice Clean and Simple card to share today. The holly stamp is an old one that I borrowed from someone at a retreat. I've always had a hard time with background stamps that are small in size until I thought of die cutting them out and using distressing inks to highlight the pattern. 
The be merry stamp is by Imaginisce and everything else is old stuff from my stash.
Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peace on Earth

I made this card using a stamp set from a friend that I believe is made by Recollections. The image is heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder by Stampendous. The patterned paper is by Bo Bunny (red) and Anna Griffin (gold). The sentiment sticker is by Mrs Grossman's and the border punch is by EK Success.

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Let it Snow


I made this cute little let it snow card using a border stamp (J1915), paint and powdered chalk from Stamp N Plus. The patterned paper is by K and Co (diagonal), The Paper Studio (scalloped edge paper) and 7 Gypsies (creme musical note paper). The sentiment is heat embossed in white using a stamp by Elle's Studio.

Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges:
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/-Winter theme not Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2012

Manly Monday

This week for Manly Monday I have a fishing card to share. The fishing bag stamp is by CTMH and the sentiment by Unity Stamp Co. The ink is by Hero Arts (black) and Ranger (Forest Moss). I colored in the image with distress markers also by Ranger. Patterned paper is by Karen Foster with cardstock by Recollections, CTMH and Strathmore (Watercolor paper).
Thanks for looking.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge


There's a new challenge over at Chalk-Ah-Lot
Snow with chalk.

For my card today I did a little recycling. The snowflakes on this card are actually the backs of some Martha Stewart stickers. I used Ranger alcohol inks to make them the blue and silver swirl color. Then I ran them through my Xyron machine to make them sticky. The center snowflake is a big one on bottom and a smaller one on top. I used dimensional adhesive to pop it up. 

The background of the card is Ranger distressing ink applied with my blending tool. Then I dusted the entire background with stardust powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. The picture does not do the chalk justice because the shimmer you get with this chalk is amazing. The sentiment stamp is also by Stamp N Plus (L1575) and is stamped with the same distress ink I used on the background. (I think it's Broken China)


Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Santa


A cute little Santa to brighten your snowy Saturday. The stamp can be found HERE.

The other supplies for this card include patterned paper by DCWV, Anna Griffin and MME, circle die cut from Cricut, cardstock for circle is by Recollections, the embossing folder for the sentiment is by Quickutz with chalk to make it stand out. Chalk is by Stamp N Plus. Ink is by Stampin Up and felt ribbon by Oriental Trading Co. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peace on Earth

I love these kinds of cards that come together using scraps. I did stamp the holly (by Stampin Up) stamp with Tsukineko ink and the used distress markers to color it in. I then cut the holly out leaving a little around the outside. I used the IRock tool by Imaginisce for the rhinestones where they turned out so pretty and I know they will stay on there through the mail. 

The sentiment stamp is from Stamp N Plus. Below you will find the full sheet of rubber stamp sentiments available to order by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. The die cut is made using a Spellbinders die and my Cuttlebug. The brad is from my stash and it is made by Making Memories. Thanks for looking


It's a great set of sentiment where you get a bit of everything you would need and in a pretty font too. 
Great for card markers and scrapbook artists as well. 


Challenges:
http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/-Anything with a sentiment on it
My tip: If you only have one special brad to use on the label plate die cut, tuck one side under the patterned paper leaving the other side open and ready for your one sparkly brad.

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave. Thank you.





Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Houses

Christmas card using some old stash. The house patterned paper is from an old calendar by Accord Publishing. I used a Karen Foster sentiment sticker with brads by The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is old and I don't know the manufacturer. However the silver paper is by Creative Memories.

The inside uses a stamp from Stamp N Plus, ink by Tsukineko and die cut by Spellbinders. I don't usually decorate the inside of the card. The only reason I do is to cover up a mistake.

Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/-Non traditional Christmas colors

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday card is a Christmas card I made using stamps and powdered chalk from Stamp N Plus, patterned paper by October Afternoon, ink by Stampin Up and cardstock from my stash.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chalk Ah Lot challenge


Week 2 of anything Christmas with chalk challenge continues at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe. 

You can link up your Christmas chalk creation HERE

Please make sure you tell me in your blog post where you used chalk on your project. You also must be a follower of this blog in order to win two free powdered chalks from Stamp N Plus.

I have two cards using THIS Santa stamp and powdered chalks with paint all by Stamp N Plus. The face of Santa uses the flesh powdered chalk and the rest of the beard is the Stardust chalk. I used glitter for the hats.

For this first card I used a sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus that can be found HERE. (L1575)
The card above uses patterned paper by Stampin Up, Anna Griffin, Echo Park and Making Memories. The ribbon and twine are by Jillibean Soup. Sticker next to sentiment is by K and Co.

For the above card I used patterned paper by DCWV and Bazzill. The die cut is by Spellbinders  and the sentiment sticker is by Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Joy to the world

I really love the way this card turned out. The patterned papers are by Anna Griffin, cardstock by Recollections, Bell stamp can be found HERE, embossing powder by Stampendous, ink by Versa Mark, circle die by MME and sentiment sticker by Mrs Grossman's.
Thanks for looking


Challenges:
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/-Anything (holiday) goes



Friday, December 7, 2012

Cardinal Christmas card

I have this Inkadinkado stamp that I bought for a dollar. It is so easy to color with my Copic markers on Kryogen paper by Stamping and Scrapping. The felt ribbon is from Oriental Trading Co. Sometimes you can find good buys from their catalogs. The flower is an oldie from Prima, The green patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. Th red on the bottom is by My Mind's Eye. I dry embossed the red with an embossing folder by The Paper Studio (AKA Hobby Lobby). 
I used a rectangle Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the focal image. The sentiment is a rub-on by American Crafts. The brad in the center of the flower is also by Stamping and Scrapping.
Last final details to this card, the decorative edge of red paper has been border punched by Martha Stewart. The other thing is the fuzzy pine cones in the stamped image are now sparkly since I added Rangers Stickles to them. Thanks for looking. 



Challenges
http://www.dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.com/-Traditional Christmas colors
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.com/-Anything goes with a stamp (cardinal is a stamp)
http://copicmarkereurope.blogspot.com/-Merry Christmas with Copics




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ice skater says Merry Christmas

Another pretty Christmas card to share. The image is unknown but I colored her in with Copic markers, I matted that piece on to blue cardstock. the white cardstock in dry embossed with some snowflakes. The snowflake came from Hobby Lobby and the silver leaf is by Prima (quite old-it's been hiding in my stash). The sentiment is a Cloud 9 epoxy sticker. The white of the dress is where I put Stickles. I think it makes those parts appear fluffy.


Challenges:
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/- Something with Snow paws or snow flakes
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com/-Non traditional colors
(on top of the leaf and in my embossed white cardstock)







Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Good Tidings this Christmas

20 more days until Christmas. My card today features patterned paper by MME and Anna Griffin, flowers from Prima (very old) and the gold leaves and gold "string" for lack of a better word are so old I don't have the packaging. Sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts and I heat embossed it with gold powder from Stampendous. Thanks for looking.
Challenges:
Tip-Use non holiday patterned paper for your holiday cards. The red polka dot paper and graph paper are from a paper pad called Union Square.




Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chalk Ah-Lot challenge Merry Christmas

Challenge #24 up next with the theme Christmas with chalk
You must use chalk on your creation and tell me where in your blog post in order to be in the running for the prize of two powdered chalks by 

This week I heat embossed the image and colored it in with powdered chalk and paint. I use this technique a lot because I love the results. If you are interested in purchasing this stamp please call Luann to place an order at 715-271-1873. You can see all the other Christmas stamps by Stamp N Plus HERE.
The center of the flowers are very small beads clumped together with some Glossy Accents. The cardstock is by CGull and the patterned paper by Making Memories. The sentiment sticker is by Cloud 9.



Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Cards all Year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all Year Round the challenge is all about Santa. 
I had these St Nick images from one of those scrapbooker calendar in a box by Accord Publishing. See HERE for an example. I think these Santa's and coordinating papers are from 2010.

This first one I used a white Spellbinders die cut behind Santa, background paper by K and Co (green) and Creative Memories (red strip), stamp by Hero Arts that I heat embossed using ink from Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous.

 For the next two, back ground paper as above by K and Co and the greeting by Hero Arts.


 I placed a Spellbinders die cut behind the Santa image and used one for my Hero Arts sentiment. Brads are by American Crafts and ink is by Ranger and Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Challenges;
http://brokenboxstock.blogspot.co.uk/-Happy Holidays
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/-Anything (holiday) Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/-It's beginning to loo a lot like Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/-Santa Claus is coming to town
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/-Anything goes Christmas

Noel chalk card

For this fun Christmas card I used patterned paper by DCWV, cardstock by Recollections, letter stickers by Current, brads by Making Memories, stamp, embossing powder, powdered chalk and paint by 
I used a mixture of chalk and paint together to paint in my heat embossed stamped image. It's one of my favorite techniques. 
Thanks for looking


Challenges:
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/-Christmas traditional colors



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today is my Birthday

My golden birthday at that......well not really ;) I have a lucky card to show you. The background is a Hero Arts stamp on patterned paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then distressed with Peeled Paint distress ink. The sentiment is by EK Success, ribbon by Webster's, patterned paper by Making Memories and horseshoe is a die cut from my stash. 
Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

To have & to Hold

I have a wedding card to share today. I made the tag with my Cricut and then blended distress ink over it to make it blue. The black frame is a rub-on by American Crafts and the stamped sentiment is also by AC. The rest is just stuff from my stash. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UR the best

I'm crazy busy working on Christmas gifts and cards. So this will be quick. 

The paper is by MME, label by Martha Stewart, die cuts by Spellbinders (scallop circle) and Quickutz (banner) and button sticker by Sticko a company of EK Success. The stamp is by Hero Arts and the ink by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/-Anything goes


Monday, November 26, 2012

Manly Monday

I have been very busy and missing my Manly Monday posts. This week I have two cards for a PAstor to share with you. The patterned paper is by Cloud 9, cardstock by Hobby Lobby and Scrapworks, die cuts by Spellbinders, embossing folder on the 2nd card by The Paper Studio, ink by Colorbox, cross stamps by Inkadinkado and Studio 112 and sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus.
Thanks for looking.





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge 23 continues.....


Challenge #23 continues with Anything goes using chalk.

Link Up HERE

Be sure to tell me where you used the chalk in your blog post in order to be eligible for the prize by 

For my card I used THIS stamp. I colored in the image using powdered chalk and paint by Stamp N Plus. I also used chalk (gold metallic) on the dry embossed background to spice it up a little bit. The metallic chalks are sparkly and fun to use on your cards. The die cut is by Spellbinders and embossing folder by Quickutz. All the other supplies are from my stash.

Thanks for looking 


Challenges:
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/-Thankful, thank you or gratitude cards

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stamp N Plus card

It's after Thanksgiving and so now on to Christmas cards. I love THIS (X2066) stamp because it's not intended for Christmas but I think it works. The patterned paper is by American Crafts and Basic Grey, cardstock by Recollections, stickers by Me and My Big Ideas, rhinestones by Basic Grey and border die cuts by Spellbinders. The center of the flower is Glossy Accents with small beads on top.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/-Traditional Christmas colors
http://www.lisasomerville.com/-Countdown to Christmas
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/-To die for (Spellbinder border dies)


Friday, November 23, 2012

Tis the Season Christmas Card

I love the way this card turned out. I'd been hoarding these Stampin Up patterned papers for quite some time when I pulled them out and used them. The colors of the paper match the Distress markers by Ranger very well. The lights stamp is by Close to My Heart and the tree by Hero Arts. The sentiment ribbon is by Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day shopping.


Challenges:

http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/-Christmas traditional colors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chalk Ah Lot Anything goes with chalk challenge

Check out Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe for anything goes with chalk challenge. I dry embossed the cardstock and then painted the raised image with powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus and paint. The sentiment sticker is by EK Success and the flower is an oldie from my stash by Prima.

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/-Anything goes
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/-Stitching
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/-Use your stash (flower)
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/-Anything goes
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/-Embossing
http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com/-Textures
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com/-Condolences card

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #23


Welcome back to a new challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot. 

This fortnightly challenge is Anything goes with chalk.

**You must use chalk in your creation and just tell me where in your blog post to be in the running for two free powdered chalks by Stamp N Plus.**

 These powdered chalks are great to use on your projects. They can be combined with paint to color in your images or to create a unique background. There are many other ways to use chalk and you can see them on the tutorials page. **If you use one of the tutorials for your project be sure to leave a link it back to Chalk-Ah-Lot to receive another name in the hat for the prize. See the Tutorials Page HERE.

I used patterned paper by Recollections on the background of the card and the die cut. The border is by Jillibean Soup-I cut the 12x12 border in half and put them back to back. The ribbon covers up the seam and is by American Crafts. The die cuts are by Spellbinders. The stamps are by Stamp N Plus and can be ordered by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. I combined powdered chalk and paint from Stamp N Plus to color in my stamped image. I then used Glossy Accents by Ranger for the water. Ink used for the stamps and the background of the die cut by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries respectively. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.